MO Press Shield Bill Dead

1 decade 4 years 3 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 6:38:33 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
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Similar proposals had been filed by Cape Girardeau Republican Jason Crowell and Columbia Democrat Chuck Graham. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Matt Bartle says it's unclear how the bill would work. Some critics have said the bill would value providing information for a newspaper over criminal proceedings. Under their bills, a court would have had to find that all other options for getting the information had been exhausted and its disclosure was essential to the protection of the public before a reporter could be forced to testify. Graham says he plans to file the bill again next year.

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